Pickled Red Onions Redux, plus an amusing “then-and-now” look at my photography

While making holiday party food last weekend, I made a constant favorite that I posted on the blog a little more than a year ago: pickled red onions. The delicious condiment is usually served with Greek/Middle Eastern/Mediterranean style foods, but often makes its way onto pub-style burger plates, pickle appetizers and more. I decided to […]

Cooked up on December 18, 2012

More like this: appetizer | misc | side | six ingredients or less | Uncategorized | under 1 hour | vegan | vegetarian

Field Report from the Portland Food Swap

I had such a great time at my first food swap that I accidentally shouted at my husband when I got home (with enthusiasm, not with anger). What a great time! I loved meeting so many local foodies and seeing what everyone has made! Brigette and I are already planning our offerings for the next […]

Cooked up on March 26, 2012

More like this: DIY | food swap | frugal | misc | pantry | portland

The Colors of Late Summer

  Now is the time we’ve been waiting for all summer: the time when the garden is in full production mode and the colors just beg you to get out there with your camera. I took a picture of this bunch of tomatoes for a garden post a few weeks ago, and they were all […]

Cooked up on September 1, 2011

More like this: garden | summer

Bittman’s Chickpea Tabbouleh

One of the best places to look for a good, easy lunch is a piece of writing that is absolutely indispensable, in my opinion. It is an article – well, a list – of 100 Simple Salads that Mark Bittman published with the New York Times in 2009. I have been referring to it ever […]

Cooked up on August 19, 2011

More like this: lunch | summer

A Good Food Read

We are back from vacation and excited to be home! Needless to say, in the past 12 hours I have not cooked. I have not even unpacked. But I did read the first half of a great food book on the plane: I am loving this book so far (I’m about 150 pages in). This […]

Cooked up on August 16, 2011

More like this: books

Our Garden Exploded!

Dave and I went away for last weekend, and when we got back, we couldn’t help but notice that things weren’t the way we left them.. This is our sunflower that is growing in the backyard. That is all I can see of it because IT IS WELL OVER SIX FEET TALL. I can’t wait […]

Cooked up on August 11, 2011

More like this: garden | summer

Corn Chowder… Minus the Chowder

This was a delicious and fresh meal we made for dinner on our very first wedding anniversary ever. Ergo, we have a little bubbly with dinner. 🙂 It could not have been a more perfect day: It was a Sunday morning. We had brunch with friends (souffle!), we worked in the garden, we relaxed in […]

Cooked up on August 10, 2011

More like this: CSA | dinner | summer | Uncategorized

Six Ingredient Lunch: Greek-ish Pasta Salad

Last week Dave and I discovered a weird problem: we need to eat more calories, or at least change their distribution throughout the day. Both of us had a day where we had a green salad for lunch that was delicious, but since we both run either before work or during lunch we were both […]

Cooked up on August 4, 2011

More like this: garden | lunch | six ingredients or less | summer | Uncategorized

Easy Zucchini Dip: An Experiment

I may have mentioned that I’m on a quest to find new and interesting ways to use the zucchini we have. I think we are down to two in the fridge after my latest experiment, in which I wrote a recipe for zucchini dip. I was thinking about how we made baba ghanoush over the […]

Cooked up on August 3, 2011

More like this: CSA | garden | lunch | six ingredients or less | snack | summer | Uncategorized

Rhubarb Compote and Garden Update

This weekend we did a lot of work on the garden, because when I woke up I noticed that the tomato plants were falling over onto each other. There’s so much fruit! In a couple of weeks, it is going to be time for salsa and tomato sauce AND, what I’m most excited about: learning […]

Cooked up on August 2, 2011

More like this: breakfast | brunch | dessert | garden | six ingredients or less | snack | summer